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Frederick Douglass (1818–1895)

Autor/a de Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

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Born a slave in Maryland in about 1817, Frederick Douglass never became accommodated to being held in bondage. He secretly learned to read, although slaves were prohibited from doing so. He fought back against a cruel slave-breaker and finally escaped to New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1838 at about mostra'n més the age of 21. Despite the danger of being sent back to his owner if discovered, Douglass became an agent and eloquent orator for the Massachusetts Antislavery Society. He lectured extensively in both England and the United States. As an ex-slave, his words had tremendous impact on his listeners. In 1845 Douglass wrote his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, which increased his fame. Concerned that he might be sent back to slavery, he went to Europe. He spent two years in England and Ireland speaking to antislavery groups. Douglass returned to the United States a free man and settled in Rochester, New York, where he founded a weekly newspaper, The North Star, in 1847. In the newspaper he wrote articles supporting the antislavery cause and the cause of human rights. He once wrote, "The lesson which [the American people] must learn, or neglect to do so at their own peril, is that Equal Manhood means Equal Rights, and further, that the American people must stand for each and all for each without respect to color or race." During the Civil War, Douglass worked for the Underground Railroad, the secret route of escape for slaves. He also helped recruit African-Americans soldiers for the Union army. After the war, he continued to write and to speak out against injustice. In addition to advocating education for freed slaves, he served in several government posts, including United States representative to Haiti. In 1855, a longer version of his autobiography appeared, and in 1895, the year of Douglass's death, a completed version was published. A best-seller in its own time, it has since become available in numerous editions and languages. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Frederick Douglass

The Classic Slave Narratives (1789) 1,061 exemplars
My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) 1,015 exemplars
The Heroic Slave (1853) 44 exemplars
The Life of Frederick Douglass (1993) 11 exemplars
Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn (2017) 11 exemplars
My Escape From Slavery (1996) 8 exemplars
Reconstruction (2012) 6 exemplars
The Life of an American Slave (1998) 6 exemplars
De l'esclavage en Amerique (2006) 6 exemplars
Lighter moments 4 exemplars
Black Voices on Britain: Selected Writings (2022) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Eleven Minutes 1 exemplars
ENFIN LIBRE 1 exemplars
Fredrick Douglass 1 exemplars
The Rights of Women 1 exemplars
Self-Made Men (2015) 1 exemplars
Works of Frederick Douglass (2008) 1 exemplars
The Color Line in America (2015) 1 exemplars
Civil War 1 exemplars
Frederick Douglass papers (2018) 1 exemplars
Slave Narrative Six Pack 3 (2015) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Slave Narratives (2000) — Col·laborador — 316 exemplars
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions250 exemplars
The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2011) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It (2012) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It (2013) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to Emancipation (2012) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History with Documents (1997) — Col·laborador — 115 exemplars
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 96 exemplars
Classic American Autobiographies (1992) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Col·laborador — 88 exemplars
Three Classic African-American Novels (1990) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
The Black Power Revolt (1968) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001 (2014) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Writing Politics: An Anthology (2020) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
I Hear a Symphony: African Americans Celebrate Love (1994) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery and Abolition (2021) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Wade in the Water: Great Moments in Black History (1979) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars


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What Are You Reading the Week of 14 February 2015? a What Are You Reading Now? (febrer 2015)


Hakim Adi's selection of writings about Britain (mainly England) by Black people of the late 18th to the early 20th century is carefully chosen to establish their presence in all strata of society at a date earlier than certain commentators would wish it known. There's a thread showing the development of abolitionism into emancipation into supremacism to justify the continued exploitation of Black Labour, and Adi's selections often strongly resonate with current issues, such as the Windrush scandal and the illegal Tory Rwanda deportation policy.

There's also many fascinating glimpses into Georgian and Victorian society and, while varying degrees of racism are noted, many of the impressions of visitors to the island are positive about their reception and of the culture in which they find themselves.

A nuanced and balanced selection of historical testimonies which I thoroughly enjoyed reading, not least the short section on John Ocansey's day trip from Liverpool to my home town of Southport 🏖️
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Michael.Rimmer | Jul 12, 2023 |
This is the archetypal narrative of slavery, capturing both the physical and psychological damage of owning humans as property. Rivals Wiesel's Night as a document of human cruelty. Points with laser accuracy at the hypocrisies of Christianity and American democracy. Douglass has a greater stature than the founders in American history, as his life was dedicated to correcting our crimes against humanity.
jonbrammer | Hi ha 115 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2023 |
This an excellent book that explains slavery from a personal perspective. Frederick Douglass is articulate and logical. I have learned what it would be like to be a slave and what cruel circumstances this entails. His comparative treatment in Great Britain to America is definitely disheartening for a modern American. I strongly recommend this book.
GlennBell | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2023 |



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